Furrow Spiders, Larinioides cornutus, are common orb-weaver spiders often found around homes and other urban areas. Some furrow spiders are known to overwinter as adults: this is noteworthy because typical orb weaver species live for only one year, dying before winter. Several species of furrow spiders live in Kentucky and they all look very similar. Furrow spiders formerly belonged to the genus Nuctenea, but now belong to the genus Larinoides. These species grows to about 1/2″ long. Like all garden orb weaving spiders, they are not considered dangerous to humans.
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